Accompanist | Lina Giedraitytė
Maria Knihnytska was born in Ukraine in 1995. She started her musical studies in the Pyotr Stolyarskiy special music school in Odessa.
In 2012 Maria entered the Odessa National A. V. Nezhdanova Academy of Music, getting bachelor’s and master’s degrees in both opera singing and choir conducting.
In 2020 Maria was invited to work as a soloist in the Opera and Ballet Theatre in Dnipro, Ukraine.
After the war started in February, Maria had to leave the country with her family. At the moment she is living in the Netherlands, performing in different projects and doing charity concerts to support her country and friends in these difficult times.
Competitions in which Maria participated:
International Moniuszco Competition in which she received a scholarship from The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Polish-Ukrainian Foundation for young artists from Ukraine, 2022
British International Youth Music Competition, Special award, London, 2019
International Singing and Choral Music Competition by S. Krushelnytska, 2nd prize, Ternopil, 2018
International Music Competition “Premier”, 2nd prize, Kyiv, 2018
International Music Competition for the best performance of works by German authors, 1st prize, Odessa, 2018